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Gateways to the Mind

Published 1958

The story of what science has learned about the human senses and how they function. Includes documentary sequences.

Subtitle files thanks to Elizabeth Hillman:


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Run time 58:00
Sponsor Amer Telephone And Telegraph Co
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: radioman714 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2009
Subject: Great Film
Great film, I really liked the shots of the Lovell Telescope.
Reviewer: Galileo2001 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2009
Subject: A plus science show
Wow -- I was 2 yrs old when this was made. There are many highlights -- Chuck Jones animation, weird clowns (briefly), way cool electronic music, rocket ships, and solid science. I really enjoyed this -- until the very end. Oh well, it was America in 1958...I guess.
Reviewer: marknyc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2008
Subject: A classic
What a cool film, but Frank Capra had nothing to do with it (contrary to what the other review says).

But Chuck Jones did do the animation!

Wonder who dubbed Aristotle's voice? It's clearly not the actor playing the part.
Reviewer: Dakin Van der Voort - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2006
Subject: Three Ring Circus
This is an awesome film. It has a creative and intelligent way of presenting the information. The little man inside my brain liked it too. Be prepared for many wonderful treats including both animation as well as brilliant documentary. Also, lots of cool retro film equipment.
Reviewer: op712 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2006
Subject: the Bell Science Films Legacy
Once again, another great episode from the Bell Science Films library - with Dr. Frank Baxter and Richard Carlson..under direction of Frank Capra with the help from the Warner Bros Animated Department to render us this excellent educational film on the wonder of the human mind. Highly recommended to view and to download.
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